Parcels post

Definitions

  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Parcels post that department of the post-office which takes charge of the forwarding and delivery of small parcels
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr. parcelle (It. particella)—L. particula, dim. of pars, partis, a part.

Usage

In literature:

Toward night came a parcel-post package for Miss Geraldine Melody.
"In Apple-Blossom Time" by Clara Louise Burnham
A rather strange parcel from California reached me by post some years ago.
"Wild Nature Won By Kindness" by Elizabeth Brightwen
I changed the numbers, and ran downstairs, and the parcel went off by the next post.
"Etheldreda the Ready" by Mrs. George de Horne Vaizey
The parcels post was established in 1883.
"An Introduction to the Industrial and Social History of England" by Edward Potts Cheyney
One of them, William Dockwra, started a penny post in London for letters and small parcels in 1683.
"Post Haste" by R.M. Ballantyne
These will be useful in prepayment of parcel post.
"The Stamps of Canada" by Bertram Poole
I say by rural parcel post because he would probably arrive there quicker than if he were sent like a mere letter.
"The Ghost in the White House" by Gerald Stanley Lee
Aim to have those on hand for which you will have the most frequent use, the exceptions can be quickly had by parcel post.
"Home Taxidermy for Pleasure and Profit" by Albert B. Farnham
What better proof of this could be given than the absence of a Parcels Post in the United States?
"The Rural Life Problem of the United States" by Horace Curzon Plunkett
They were sent to her by parcel post C.O.D.
"The Art of Stage Dancing" by Ned Wayburn
Sent by parcel post if proper postage is included in your remittance; otherwise by express charges collect.
"How Two Boys Made Their Own Electrical Apparatus" by Thomas M. (Thomas Matthew) St. John
The parcel post came into operation in 1883.
"The Bristol Royal Mail" by R. C. Tombs
The postal savings system was shortly supplemented by a system of parcels post.
"Contemporary American History, 1877-1913" by Charles A. Beard
The same evening she made a parcel of the things and sent them to him by post, with a sovereign and a thousand apologies.
"The Song of Songs" by Hermann Sudermann
There was also a parcel that had just come by the Paris parcel-post.
"813" by Maurice Leblanc
Or perhaps he might be sent somewhere by parcel-post.
"The Charm of Ireland" by Burton Egbert Stevenson
On the floor by her was an unopened box which had just come by parcels post.
"At Boarding School with the Tucker Twins" by Nell Speed
I really would be afraid to express my thoughts at that kind of a meeting for fear they'd request the parcel post.
"Treading the Narrow Way" by R. E. Barrett
Another kind of stamp which should be accepted is the "Parcels Post" label.
"Peeps at Postage Stamps" by Stanley Currie Johnson
I shall send them to you by parcel-post.
"The Lost Million" by William Le Queux
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In poetry:

Thin as hair are the shadows of sunset
When they follow drawn-out every tree.
On the road through the forest the post-girl
Hands a parcel and letters to me.
"God's World" by Boris Pasternak

In news:

Parcel giants FedEx and UPS will still be able to keep piggybacking on the US Postal Service network to remote locations, after the ailing agency on Wednesday pulled back on plans to close thousands of rural post offices.
But Parcel Post May Beat Phoning Home.
If you use regular parcel post and want your packages delivered by Christmas, the deadline is here.
Henry Spencer and David Spee recently purchased a parcel of land along Baldwin Avenue near the Patsy Takemoto Mink Post Office.
If you use regular parcel post and want your packages delivered by Christmas, the deadline is here .
Canada Post's suggested mailing date for regular service was on Monday of this week, "but if you're sending it today, we're going to do everything possible to get that parcel under the tree," said spokesperson Eugene Knapik.
Canada Post's suggested mailing date for regular service was Monday, "but if you're sending it today, we're going to do everything possible to get that parcel under the tree," said spokesman Eugene Knapik.
Dec 11 Express Mail International, Dec 14 Parcel Post, Dec 20 First-Class Mail , Dec 21 Priority Mail and Dec 22 Express Mail .
FIRST-CLASS MAIL SHOULD BE SENT BY DEC 20 TO ARRIVE IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS THE RECOMMENDED DEADLINE FOR PARCEL POST IS DEC 14 AND FOR EXPRESS MAIL , DEC 22.
The recommended deadline for parcel post is Dec 14 and for express mail , Dec 22.
Military Mail Addressed To Express Mail Military Service (EMM) First-Class Mail Letters/Cards Priority Mail Parcel Airlift Mail (PAL) Space Available Mail (SAM) Parcel Post.
There's something inherently romantic about the medium of good old through-the-post parcels, but email is most likely the way you'll be communicating these days.
Posts Tagged 'United Parcel Service.
Deutsche Post DHL said it will build the largest parcel center in Germany in the Hessen city of Obertshausen, near Frankfurt.
It's Christmas crunch time at Auburn post office for cards, parcels.
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